Luffa

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Contains 1 accepted taxa overall.

Family:CUCURBITACEAE
Common Name:LUFFA
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order CUCURBITALES
FamilyCUCURBITACEAE
Genus Luffa

Citation

Citation LUFFA Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Luffa aegyptiaca Miller (Momordica luffa Linnaeus)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Luffa aegyptiaca VEGETABLE SPONGE; LOOFAH

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Poppya Poppya M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 59. 1846. TYPE: Poppya operculata (Linnaeus) M. Roemer (Momordica operculata Linnaeus)
Trevouxia Trevouxia Scopoli, Intr. Hist. Nat. 152. 1777. TYPE: = Turia Forsskal 1775.
Turia Turia Forsskal, Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 165. 1775. TYPE: Turia sativa Forsskal Lectotypified by Friis, Taxon 33: 666. 1984.